Global funding and support for innovation

Horizon Europe


Horizon Europe is an EU research and innovation programme. It has a budget of €95.5 billion and runs until 2027. It aims to:

  • tackle climate change
  • help achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Goals
  • boost the EU's competitiveness and growth

Horizon Europe delivers funding opportunities through dedicated work programmes.

Legal entities from the EU and associated countries can participate.  

UK association to Horizon Europe 

Following an agreement, the UK has formally associated to Horizon and Copernicus programmes on 4 December 2023.

Researchers can now bid into Horizon Europe, certain that all successful UK applicants will be covered through the UK's association (or through the guarantee) for the remainder of the programme.

All calls in Work Programme 2024 will be covered by association and the UK guarantee scheme will be extended to cover all calls under Work Programme 2023.

See how to apply for Horizon Europe funding.

Get help and guidance on applying to Horizon Europe 

You can find out more about Horizon Europe and get help with applying from the UK's Horizon Europe National Contact Points (NCPs). NCP experts can provide free and impartial advice on:

  • choosing the best funding scheme
  • administrative procedures and contractual issues
  • the application process
  • documents that can help you, including forms, guidelines and manuals
  • finding a project partner
  • your proposal
  • liaising with the commission on the scope of projects

Find your UK National Contact Point for advice or reach out to the relevant support contacts in Northern Ireland. Alternatively, you can contact Invest Northern Ireland for support and advice.